Santa Monica, California
Though FWD.us declares that its mission is “to advocate for policies that will make the American dream achievable in the 21st century economy,” its main focus is immigration reform, which it describes as necessary both for economy growth and to “live up to our American ideals.”
Its main focus is to flood the CSIT/STEM employee sector with as much young docile cheap labor as possible to increase CSIT/STEM business and corporate profits.
The activists of FWD.us explicitly model their campaign on the effort to secure gay marriage. “Take the movement for marriage equality,” materials distributed at the event said. “It’s hard to oppose marriage for gay couples when you know the stories of your LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer] friends, family, and coworkers.”
If fake marriage winds up coming to pass, it won’t be because of any of this, it will be because of Federal judges. Kritarchs.
Activists shared several ideas, including suggestions to “create the next Ice Bucket Challenge,” a successful viral social media campaign that raised money for the ALS Association to research a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Most people doing the ice bucket challenge only did it for the fame and adulation of having done the ice bucket challenge, without thinking that they also needed to give money to the ALS Association. Therefore, I can only hope that empty gesture tactics like these are the ones this gang relies upon.
Aside from using social media technologies to affect public opinion, the political strategy behind the FWD.us push is to put increased pressure on Democrats in Congress–not to vote on pending legislation, but to raise specific issues with the White House, particularly the desire to make immigration easier for tech employees.
Kiss the emperor’s ring. But remember, Obama’s pen and phone may well be our pen and phone one of these days.
There was no discussion at the Santa Monica meeting of technological innovations to improve border security, to verify employees’ immigration status, or to educate prospective immigrants about how to come to the country legally. Nor was there any mention of the constitutional separation of powers, which theoretically require the president to execute the laws passed by Congress, not to impose his own legislative will by executive fiat.
Why would there be, and why would they care about that kind of stuff? Why would an organization founded and funded by billionaires in order to make themselves even more filthy rich care about any of that? Welcome to Moneyland!